Opening of Sakhalin and Iturup in 8 days

Discover the stunning landscapes of Sakhalin and Iturup with us!

We will walk along the historical streets of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, enjoy local cuisine and feel the influence of Japanese culture, walk along the mirrored beach, go to volcanoes, relax in thermal springs and this is only a small part of what awaits you!

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 19 Jun
    • 26 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 3 – 10 Jul
    • 10 – 17 Jul
    • 18 – 25 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Thermal springs
Relax and recuperate in the relaxing hot baths
Feast at the Busse Lagoon
Enjoy freshly caught seafood and wild oysters, backed up by magnificent views and atmosphere
A sea odyssey to the Aniva Lighthouse
Explore the atmospheric Aniva Lighthouse among the beautiful seascapes
Picturesque White Cliffs
Take a walk along the gray-graphite sandy beach and take beautiful photos against the background of the famous rocks that will stand out in your gallery
Volcanic splendor
Visit the Baransky Volcano with its turquoise lakes, fumaroles and mineral streams, as well as the Yankito Plateau with its bizarrely frozen lava flows

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and sightseeing tour

    Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. 

    Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

    Attention! Check-in at the hotel from 14:00 (early check-in is possible with an additional 50% / room / day).

    Sightseeing tour of the city (2 hours). During the tour, you will learn how the city grew and developed during the period of Japanese rule (at that time, it was called Toyohara), you will see preserved Japanese buildings built in the same distant times, including one of the oldest buildings built in 1908 and the most striking buildings built in 1937. 

    Get acquainted with the most beautiful places of the modern, cozy city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the main attractions of the island capital: the observation deck of the STK "Mountain Air", which offers a magnificent view of the whole city (Attention! The ascent to the middle platform is carried out by motor transport). We will visit three squares – Lenin, Victory and Glory, as well as Chekhov Center Square.

    Welcome dinner in Sakhalin style. We will begin our journey with an introduction to Sakhalin cuisine. At our dinner you will taste the famous hemultan soup, salads from Sakhalin wild plants.

    Over dinner, we will discuss the details of the trip and give you the necessary attribute for a trip to the Kuril Islands. The weather on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands is changing very quickly, and to make your trip comfortable, we have prepared a raincoat for you. Your clothes will always stay dry, even in the most inclement weather.

    Transfer to the hotel after dinner. Rest.

  • Day 2 - Departure to O. Iturup
  • Day 3 - Local History Museum, Kasatka Bay, Mirrored beach, Chertovka rock and thermal springs
  • Day 4 - Jeep tour to the White Rocks, Sailing Bay, White rocks and thermal springs
  • Day 5 - Jeep tour to the foot of the Baransky volcano and rest in the thermal springs
  • Day 6 - Jeep tour to the Yankito lava plateau and departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Day 7 - Aniva Lighthouse and lunch with oysters at Busse Lagoon
  • Day 8 - The end of the program and departure from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation:

  • 3 nights in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a hotel to choose from, paid additionally;
  • 4 nights on the island. Iturup in the guest house "Kasatka".

The cost of the tour for 1 person, RUB.:

PlacementCost
Double room
99088
Extra charge for a single room
10000
A child under 12 years old in a double or triple room
96088

Hotel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (the price is for one person for 3 nights, rub.):

HotelDouble roomSingle roomExtra day
(double/single)
Youth 3*
8700
14700
2900/4900
Squirrel 3*
9600
16350
3200/5450
Jubilee 3*
9900
16020
3300/5650
Gagarin 3*
10800
17400
3600/5800
Mega Palace Hotel 4*
11700
19950
3900/6650
Santa Risot Hotel 4*
(two 1.5 double beds)
15000
25800
5000/8600
Santa Risot Hotel 4*
(one large bed)
15750
27210
5250/9070
Paradise Risot Hotel 4*
18000
33000
6000/11000

When booking accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on your own, please take into account:

  • transfer to arrival / departure (meeting /departure) is available for an additional fee: 600 rubles per person one way, within the city, without arrival at the market;
  • the tourist must independently arrive at the gathering place of the group for transfer to the airport upon departure to the Kuril Islands, the place and time for collection is confirmed the day before or independently arrive at the airport;
  • upon the group's return from the Kuril Islands, the transfer takes tourists only to the base hotels;
  • the tourist must independently arrive at the starting point of the group excursions according to the program, the place and time for collection is confirmed the day before, at the end of the tour, tourists are delivered only to the base hotels.

Please note:

  • Each accommodation facility has its own standard: the Kasatka guest house agreed to call the standard rooms: 4 rooms, one bed or two separate beds with a bathroom and a washbasin in the room, two shower rooms for 4 rooms in the common hall.
  • When choosing a double room, tell the manager which room is required: with two single beds or one double bed.
"Squirrel" 3* or Mega Palace 4* or 3 nights
"Squirrel" 3*

The first hotel in the Far East, made according to Finnish technology in a wooden style made of milled timber.

The three—storey building with a basement was built according to an individual project developed by Japanese architects, with maximum preservation of all the unique properties of wood - a healthy microclimate, special deep warmth, comfort, creating a favorable atmosphere and giving a sense of security and peace. Within the walls of the hotel there is an atmosphere of warm, taiga wood in its pristine beauty.

Hotel It was opened in 2003.

Renovated in 2019.

In all rooms: TV, Internet Wi-Fi, safe, air conditioning, refrigerator, mini-bar, bathrobe, slippers, personal hygiene products, hair dryer.

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Mega Palace 4*

This hotel is located on the Far Eastern Sakhalin Island of Russia, at the foot of the Susunai Mountains. It offers an international restaurant, a spa and a nightclub. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city centre is a 15-minute drive away.

Mega Palace Hotel is a multi-storey building with modern rooms and apartments furnished with antique furniture. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, a safe and a minibar.

It offers a fitness center, a hot tub and a sauna. In the evenings, guests can visit the karaoke bar or a nightclub with a DJ.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning. The Marquis Restaurant serves Russian, European and Japanese cuisine. Serbian cuisine can be enjoyed at the Grill in the Sky restaurant. Asian cuisine restaurant "Asia" and Japanese restaurant Bambu are also available on site. Guests can relax at the Duke Karaoke Bar.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Central Station can be reached in 20 minutes by car.

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"Youth" 3*

Yunost Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. At the guests' disposal: ski storage, parking, high-speed Internet, daily cleaning, luggage storage, smoking areas, board games and puzzles.

The cozy rooms, designed in a simple style and pleasant colors, are equipped with all the amenities for a comfortable stay. At the guests' disposal there will be: air conditioning, private bathroom, shared lounge.

In the morning, guests are treated to a delicious breakfast. There is a grocery store nearby.

The nearest airport is approximately 7.8 km away.

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"Jubilee" 3*

Offering free private parking, this hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a 10-minute walk from the Gorny Vozdukh Ski Resort.

It offers rooms with a microwave.

All rooms at the Yubileynaya Hotel are decorated in a classic style and equipped with a work desk.

The bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer.

The Time Cafe serves European and Oriental cuisine.

There are several restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Gagarin Park is a 3-minute walk away.

Yubileynaya Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Khomutovo Airport.

A shuttle service is available on request.

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"Gagarin" 3*

Located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Gagarin Hotel offers its guests to stay in a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. The variety of services provided will appeal to even the most demanding of them.

The following room categories are available to guests: standard, suite and apartments. Here you will find modern furniture and appliances.

The friendly and caring staff serves breakfast in the restaurant every morning. At any time of the day in the city, you can find an institution where you can have a snack or have fun.

The airport is just a few minutes away from the complex.

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"Santa Risote" 4*

The Santa Risot Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk at the foot of the mountain, which offers picturesque views. The hotel provides a wide range of services and entertainment so that every guest feels comfortable and can appreciate the high level of service, thanks to the highly qualified, attentive and friendly staff.

Each room is designed in a classic style that combines comfort and refined taste. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, namely comfortable and high-quality furniture, modern appliances, a bathroom with a set of individual hygiene products and bathrobes.

The on-site restaurant prepares amazing dishes of not only national, but European and Japanese cuisines. You can also visit the bar, which offers a wide range of drinks.

The airport is 9 km from the hotel, the train station is 3 km away.

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Paradise Risot Hotel 4*

The hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk near the airport and Victory Square.

Check-in is possible in standard rooms, apartments, suites, each of which is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay: a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a wardrobe. The bathroom has a hairdryer, bathrobe, and free toiletries. The windows offer stunning views of nature. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available. A wellness center located in the hotel will be a pleasant addition to your rest. The list of services includes massage, spa treatments, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and much more.

The food is organized at the highest level. There is a coffee shop and a bar on the territory of the hotel, as well as a "breakfast in the room" service and a buffet. You can also have lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants near the hotel.

The hotel is located near the airport, railway station and the city park of culture and recreation, where you can spend your leisure time.

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Kasatka Guest House or Iturup Hotel 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • guided tours according to the program;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation: 3 nights in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the selected hotel (when choosing a rate with accommodation), 4 nights on the island. Iturup in the Kasatka Guest House (standard rooms);
  • meals according to the program: 3 breakfasts at the hotel (when choosing a rate with accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk), 3 lunches and 1 snack, 2 dinners;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • excursion service on Sakhalin Island;
  • escort by a guide to the island. Iturup;
  • entrance ticket to the museum;
  • registration of permits for staying in the border zone on the island. Iturup;
  • accident insurance, insurance coverage up to 100,000 rubles.;
  • raincoat.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (when choosing a tariff without accommodation);
  • air tickets on the route: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Kurilsk — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (surcharge when booking a tour):
    • adult — 14,800 rubles/person.;
    • children (2-12 years old) - 7,900 rubles/person.;
  • additional payment for a guaranteed room with amenities in the guest house "Kasatka" — 4,500 rubles/room;
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the island Iturup, indicated in the program marked "independently";
  • meals in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (except dinner on the first day);
  • entrance tickets to the sources:
    • thermal springs "Baths" – 1000 rubles/person.;
    • thermal springs "Hot waters" – 1000 rubles/person.;
    • thermal springs at the Baransky volcano – 2000 rubles/person.;
  • surcharge for early check—in at the hotel - 50%/room/day;
  • the surcharge for late check—out from the hotel is 50%/room/day.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a small backpack for personal items that may be needed during the day of sightseeing, in case of rain, a cover for it;
  • sturdy worn boots or special trekking shoes with foot fixation that can resist moisture, with a good ribbed sole;
  • shoes for city tours, convenient for crossing/ flying between islands;
  • rubber slippers, preferably with foot fixation. These are very useful on excursions to the island of Kunashir, Cape Columnar, as well as when visiting all the thermal springs on the island. Iturup;
  • high rubber boots in case of rainy weather or raincoats for shoes;
  • waterproof hooded jacket that protects from the wind;
  • sweatpants, comfortable for long walks;
  • warm sweater, wool socks;
  • shorts in case of sunny weather in the city or a short excursion;
  • a bathing suit for visiting thermal springs, it is better not to be new: the fabric may change color after visiting hot springs, applying dirt from the springs;
  • a towel for visiting hot springs if you are planning a trip to Kunashir Island;
  • headgear: a cap in case of sunny weather and a knitted hat in case of windy and cold weather;
  • cotton gloves for trekking and climbing during excursions;
  • if you use trekking poles, take them with you on a tour, they are especially relevant on trekking routes to Kunashir Island, Shikotan Island;
  • sunglasses;
  • a drinking container for trekking and climbing (plastic bottle, light flask);
  • sunburn protection product;
  • protection against mosquitoes and ticks;
  • a spare set of underwear and change of clothes;
  • personal hygiene products, a first aid kit, preferably a hygienic lipstick.
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